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Texans Can - Cars for Kids

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Causes: Education, Secondary & High Schools

Mission: To solicit vehicle donations to help support Texans Can Academies. The proceeds from the sale of the vehicles goes directly to support the 13 high schools throughout Texas. The proceeds help provide eye glasses, transportation to and from school, clothing, basic needs, computers, equipment and building improvements. Our goal is to graduate thinkers and we do this by teaching kids to read and think. For over 31 years we have served over 141,000 students thanks to generous donations from people like you. Some of these kids break the cycle by being the first in their immediate and extended families to graduate and without you, none of it would be possible.

Results: Texans Can started in 1985 helping kids in juvenile services with everything from education to job training. We later expanded its services to high school dropouts. In 1995, Texans Can became one of the first 20 Texas charter schools. Today, Texans Can is expanding throughout the country with more than 67% of graduates going on to post-secondary education. Over 2,200 students graduated in 2017 with the help of our car donation program. With your help, we can change thousands more. Please donate. Read our donors comments - https://greatnonprofits.org/org/cars-for-kids-1

Target demographics: High School Dropouts

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,500 students with more than 2,200 students receiving their high school diploma in 2017

Geographic areas served: Texas

Programs: High School Diplomas

Community Stories

106 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

The donation was simple and timely. It was the third time I donated a car and each time it was a great experience.

Donor

Rating: 5

The online donation is straight forward and easy to fill out. I received a call from the organization almost immediately after submitting the online form, and the representative (Lilliana) was very helpful with filling out the necessary paperwork. The tow company contacted me within a couple of hours and I was able to get my car picked up the very same day. Very prompt service, bravo!

NettieDiaz

Donor

Rating: 5

We have donated our trucks to Cars for Kids for years now and each time it seems to get easier. Total professionalism from the donation center to the wrecker service. Being in a busy office its nice to know that you can get through this donation process with ease. Will definitely be calling again.

5 Tobi V.

Donor

Rating: 5

After doing a lot of research, we selected Cars for Kids as our organization of choice. I am so glad we did! The website alone provides all of the needed information including a online donation form. Within a few hours, a friendly and patient representative called to confirm the details. A tow truck driver arrived first thing the next morning! I could not be more pleased with my experience. Way to go, Cars for Kids! I wished every organization treated their patrons with the same amount of respect and courtesy.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The guy who picked up my car brought his foster son along and was showing him the ropes. Great to meet an actual beneficiary of my donation!

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Donor

Rating: 5

The experience was extremely easy. After calling, they set up a time to pick up the car and did so promptly. The car was in fairly good condition and it was conveyed to me that I could request the Kelly Blue Book value for my tax deduction, instead of the typical $500 tax deduction. Doing so added some value to my tax return. They filed the proper forms with the IRS and sent me my form as well, stating the value of the car. I highly recommend if you are considering this path.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I gave away a car. It was running and in decent shape.

They made the process very smooth and was able to come by on a day and time when I was available. I plan to donate again.

Thanks to the staff.

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Donor

Rating: 5

It was a very easy experience. The process was pristine and crisp. They were also very good at communicating what would happen when.

Great Experience!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Very good experience. No hassles. Came right out. I recommend them highly.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This was the first time that I've donated a car. Cars For Kids was very professional. I was especially impressed by the timely pick-up and notification about the status of the car. I was delighted that the auction amount was over $3000 more than we had been offered as a trade-in

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Donor

Rating: 4

First time to donate a car to any charity. It was much better than the usual hassel of trading it in and listening to the insulting low figures they throw at you. This time I felt really GOOD because someone would have a learning experience doing the minor repairs, and another would reap the benefit from those repairs. Sounds like a WIN - WIN situation all the way around. Thank you for being there.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The process went smooth everyone I spoke with was very thankful for my donation and my sister and I enjoyed our night out to see the Mavericks thanks for the tickets.

2 Yvonne14

Client Served

Rating: 5

Cars for Kids staff was very professional, polite and prompt. I really liked the communication as they kept me informed and picked up the vehicle at the appointment time. I will certainly refer Cars for Kids to my family and friends.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wonderful experience dealing with Cars for Kids. Very professional from the first phone call. Responsive, timely, accurate. Scheduled pick up time was like clock work. Would recommend to anyone with a car or boat they have to donate.

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Donor

Rating: 3

We were pleased overall with the process of donating a car. However, the "free vacation" thank you was very lame. I would rather receive a nice thank you card than a "pay us over $200 to activate your "free" vacation options". That cheapened the experience for us.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated vehicles three times to Texas Can and it has always been a good experience. They schedule a time to pick up the vehicle, and the driver is always on time and very friendly and professional. They provide the required paperwork for the donation and provide the tax receipt after the vehicle is sold.

1

Donor

Rating: 4

I have donated 3 cars over the past several years which has always been a very simple easy no cost process. Children are our greatest natural resource. Consider this charity when you choose to give.

1 Gary Lynn H.

Donor

Rating: 4

Picked up my boat with no efforts on my part and provided a tax receipt in timely manner

1

Donor

Rating: 5

This organization handled my automobile donation quickly and smoothly. The staff was professional and courteous. Overall, my experience was excellent.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Just as advertised. They took care of everything and provided all necessary paper work for taxes. Great cause, glad I donated.